I played and very much enjoyed Final Fantasy 8 when I was a kid, recently for whatever reason I bought and played Evoland. Since playing that game I've had a weird re-ignition of the desire to play a loot grabbin' turn-based havin' RPG but I am having a hard time figuring out if any even exist under my specific tastes.
My tastes include... NOT enjoying most Japanese turn based games, the genre seems dominated by these ones and I'd rather not play one with cat people having an anime time venturing into the fantasy realms and dragons and magics and stuffs, having anime problems or whatever. I realize that actually cuts most games off the table in fact, iunno why I don't get existed about magic but for whatever reason I don't, it's weird and feels like mumbo jumbo to me (I'm fuckin' young too, not some old dude who is shaking a stick at fancy spell animations but I sure feel like one when talking about this). I also prefer the game be available on PC cause that's what I'm using to play games these days, and I don't own a portable system of any kind. At most I'd buy a game on my x360 if it looked like one that hits the right tone, but I really heavily weight towards a PC version if possible.
Do any of these turn based RPG games exist? I know Microsoft put some money into them for the xbox with lost odyssey and blue dragon even though they were all hilariously anime themselves. Is it even possible to make a game with the most of the mechanics of a JRPG but removed from the visual styles of those games? I dislike top down/isometric versions of these games, I think there are a few that I looked at that were this way. I'd prefer a third person 3d one if possible. I think it's crazy that an ultimately kinda dumb game, Evoland, has me wanting to find what seems to not exist in games right now.
Because of this sudden and violent lust for this sort of game I actually grabbed the one that seemed the most recent and the least annoying, which is The Last Remnant. Whoo boy this isn't exactly what I'm looking for and man oh man is that main character kid (Rush Sykes... what a name right? ) really dumb in the head, hah. But what is better? It seems well received as these games go and has some of the mechanics I think I'm enjoying... heck I've put like 8-12 hours into the dang game and have started ignoring the story and character junk just cause the mechanics are satisfying to me!!! I'm scared.
Am I out of my mind nutzo? Is this just a weird hole in gaming that no one gives a shit about? Or is there some cool gem of a game that may appeal to me.